Comments on: How Dave Eggers gets Silicon Valley wrong http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traducator daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-53823 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:09:57 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-53823 Reporters tried to interview the Ying Ying, but all immersed in the new joy in the hope to keep some personal space, did not accept interview

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By: jj2mark http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-48275 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:20:35 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-48275 Given the choice between Felix view of the Valley and Dave – no contest- Felix has my vote.

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By: bluepanther http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-48231 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:59:45 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-48231 Eggers is absurdly overpetted, overpraised, and overpromoted. Reading his books gets tiresome very quickly.

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By: indoorcamping http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-48230 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:08:12 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-48230 Dave Eggers proves himself to be human. And a pompous one, at that.

If you were to take his name off the book, nobody would read past the first page. Unless you were a high school English teacher and you were forced to read ignorant generalizations made into wordy prose as part of an assignment.

Dave. You can do better. Unless you can’t. Then don’t.

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By: Ford_MF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-48228 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:39:50 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-48228 Speaking as someone who has actually read the book, this review is pretty much spot on. I’m a little worried that all the reviews for this book are going to hail it as a “scathing indictment” or some other such cliche. It’s not. The spectre of hypersurveillance is a real and terrifying thing, but that is not what this book is about. This book isn’t about how money and government threaten the fabric of society, it’s about how twentysomethings who overshare are destroying the world.

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By: Ford_MF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-48227 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:38:58 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-48227 Speaking as someone who has actually read the book, this review is pretty much spot on. I’m a little worried that all the reviews for this book are going to hail it as a “scathing indictment” or some other such cliche. It’s not. The spectre of hypersurveillance is a real and terrifying thing, but that is not what this book is about. This book isn’t about how money and government threaten the fabric of society, it’s about how twentysomethings who overshare are destroying the world.

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By: Elsinor http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-48216 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:19:26 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-48216 I know that one of the gambits of a blogger is to pronounce that another has got it exactly wrong, so let me continue this tradition. You speak of verisimilitude. Apart from the details of the culture of tech companies, which is surface-level exposition anyway, Eggers seems to me to have captured accurately one of the hallmarks of social media. At the heart of the social network is an abiding and self-perpetuating anxiety. Choosing the label “likes” is brilliant merchandising. Who doesn’t want to be liked. Or worse, be “unliked.” Marketing campaigns set quantifiable goals—the number of likes—as their measure of success. Do these “likes” actually add up to significant sales or even actions, or sincere passion-who knows. In the character of Mae Holland, Eggers attempts to make vivid the anxiety upon which social media demands. Most of us are “in on it,” but, again, the brilliance of the marketing is that so few are willing to forgo it. The economics of anxiety is a proven merchandising tactic—just look at fashion. I would love to see you write about this. As a novel, the Circle might entertain as a snapshot of the times, but is not likely to be groundbreaking in form or theme. But then again, it may do to swell some self awareness and give relief to anxious posters.

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By: KittyMorgan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/09/30/how-dave-eggers-gets-silicon-valley-wrong/comment-page-1/#comment-48212 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:30:51 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22545#comment-48212 Wow. Did anyone notice that Dave Eggers is writing fiction? In the great American tradition of satire (see Mark Twain), hyperstatement (see Tom Wolfe) and a few other writers going back, of, a few centuries (Jonathan Swift). And honestly, Eggers’ fictional, imagined world, rings truer than most insider journalism.
Plus he’s funny. Major Klout points for funny.

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